Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bluffing in PLO

The most common bluff in PLO is the "bare Ace" bluff.

I have a few suggested rules for it's implementation:
1) Do not try in games below $100 buy in.
2) Do not run bluff into Euro who seems to raise any double suited (this means most Euros).
3) You can't spell Canadian or Calling Station without the "Ca" do not bluff most canadians.
4) Never bluff an Aussie or Kiwi

FullTiltPoker Game #12362499917: Table Amulet (6 max) - $1/$2 - $80 Cap Pot Limit Omaha Hi - 2:28:01 ET - 2009/05/22
Seat 1: lq22 ($229.20)
Seat 2: ajmanscu ($364)
Seat 3: tendhar ($102.15)
Seat 4: princessmeow ($177.90)
Seat 5: bayne_s ($90.80)
Seat 6: GoldFinger008 ($279.20)
bayne_s posts the small blind of $1
GoldFinger008 posts the big blind of $2
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to bayne_s [Ad As Js 9s]
lq22 calls $2
ajmanscu folds
tendhar folds
princessmeow calls $2
bayne_s calls $1
GoldFinger008 raises to $6
lq22 calls $4
princessmeow calls $4
bayne_s calls $4

I could raise but GoldFinger never folds to reraise so I would be stuck playing OOP against 4 and I do have 3 spades.

*** FLOP *** [4c 6c 7c]
bayne_s checks
GoldFinger008 checks
lq22 checks
princessmeow checks
*** TURN *** [4c 6c 7c] [Kd]
bayne_s checks
GoldFinger008 bets $20
lq22 calls $20
princessmeow calls $20
bayne_s folds
*** RIVER *** [4c 6c 7c Kd] [Jh]
GoldFinger008 bets $54, and is capped
lq22 folds
princessmeow calls $54, and is capped
*** SHOW DOWN ***
GoldFinger008 shows [Ah Ac 4d 9h] a pair of Aces
princessmeow shows [8c 9c 5c 8h] a straight flush, Eight high
princessmeow wins the pot ($189) with a straight flush, Eight high
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $192 Rake $3
Board: [4c 6c 7c Kd Jh]
Seat 1: lq22 folded on the River
Seat 2: ajmanscu didn't bet (folded)
Seat 3: tendhar didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: princessmeow (button) showed [8c 9c 5c 8h] and won ($189) with a straight flush, Eight high
Seat 5: bayne_s (small blind) folded on the Turn
Seat 6: GoldFinger008 (big blind) showed [Ah Ac 4d 9h] and lost with a pair of Aces

5) Straight flushes never fold, and they don't even look like donkeys.


Shrike said...

So, only bluff Americans?


Bayne_S said...

We know you are un-bluffable PL.

The pair of 4s 7 kicker hand that cracked Kat's AA is proof of that.

Anonymous said...

lol u played it bad... its capped and u dont bump it up preflop? You could have put in almost %40 stack preflop and maybe get the initial raiser to repot pre. Youre bad!!